Central NJ Meetup, [rescheduled] Thursday, June 20, 2013

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2013-06-20 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York

Come share your curiosity about, love of, or musings about Drupal at our monthly meetup in Princeton!

We're going to continue the new format - 3 sections, with 2-3 people for each section. We need you to participate! Please contact the organizers or comment below to claim one of these slots. All of these are open and appropriate for you regardless of your experience level with Drupal - beginner and intermediate topics are especially helpful to others.

All community members interested in using Drupal as well as strengthening the Drupal community are invited. We'll discuss recent and exciting Drupal-related news, present interesting topics, and share knowledge.

Meeting in room 008 in the Princeton Friend Center.

AGENDA

1) 5 minutes/per person Site showcase and feedback
     Show off your work-in-progress or recently completed project in < 5 minutes, and get feedback and suggestions

  - Levi (wheatpenny) - Resources for getting started with Git.
  - Peter (pwolanin) some session highlights from Drupalcon Portland


2) 10 minutes/person- Get a question answered! Leverage the knowledge of the crowd.
  If you have a Drupal configuration  theming, or development problem that you are banging your head on, or a new piece of functionality that would benefit from group brainstorming on how to implement claim one of these slots and bring a concise description or demo of the problem so we can help.

  - Stephen McDonald (enginpost) - how do I add JS targeted to a specific form or page
  - Steve Shaw (elegantsolutions) - error messages from login_security module

3) 20 minutes/person - Present something new (or new to you)
  If you have been trying out a module and want to demo it, want to teach others about a technique, outline best practices, or preview a talk for a upcoming camp or conference, this is for you.  Make sure to describe your intended audience.

  - David (davidhernandez) - site showcase: building a Google maps site.
  - Henry (HumanSky) - demo of Features module

WHERE

Join us in Room 008, of the Friend Center on the Princeton University Campus located on the corner of Olden and William streets.

After 5 pm, visitors may park in the University lot on William Street behind 185 Nassau Street.

visitor wifi details:

http://helpdesk.princeton.edu/kb/display.plx?ID=9713
http://helpdesk.princeton.edu/files/9713/OITVisitorWireless.pdf

cross-listed on meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Drupal-Group/events/119709132/

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I just pushed up a sandbox

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I just pushed up a sandbox project that helps write Apache configs to redirect visitors by IP. This method does not interfere with Drupal caching. Maybe this will help some of you.

http://drupal.org/sandbox/cilefen/2013651

postponing to next week (June

pwolanin's picture

postponing to next week (June 20) due to the dire weather forecast for this evening.

We have room 008 confirmed

pwolanin's picture

We have room 008 confirmed for the rescheduled date.

Turned out to be a lame storm, but guess we were better off being safe.

postponing the postponed

byronveale's picture

I realized I won't be able to demo -- my last day at my current job is tomorrow, so I'll be losing my sites!

If people are interested in this, I'll get something together for next month's meeting, which is what, a couple of weeks away?

Everyone should take a look

pwolanin's picture

Everyone should take a look at upcoming camps in the area - register today!

http://nyccamp.org/

http://www.capitalcamp.org/

links for learning git

wheatpenny's picture

http://www.codecademy.com/blog/74-getting-started-with-git
A quick post on why a content version system is important; includes introductory steps for trying out git.

http://www.git-scm.com/book
A good resource for learning and for reference. For example, I come back to the Subtree Merge page every time I want to have an external repository in a subdirectory within my project.

http://www.codeschool.com/courses/try-git
A free course for learning git.

http://pcottle.github.io/learnGitBranching/
A fun, visual game for learning git branching. It gets challenging in a hurry, so this is a good learning tool for both new folks and intermediate git users.

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